Band: The Outsiders Ball
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 22, with doors at 6 p.m.
Venue: Mobile Civic Center Theater, 401 Civic Center Drive, www.mobilecivicctr.com
Tickets: $60.50-$98.90, available at Mobile Civic Center box office and through Ticketmaster
Before the turkey and dressing are served, local jam fans will be served up a musical feast courtesy of Jake Peavy and his Outsiders Presents concert entity, as the Mobile Civic Center plays host to the inaugural Outsiders Ball.
Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and his Terrapin Family Band will headline this sonic soiree. While this alone will have many local mouths watering, The Outsiders Ball will also feature an impressive list of special guests, including Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce), George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Marcus King (Marcus King Band), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Chris Spies (Honey Island Swamp Band, The New Mastersounds) and Peavy himself.
Peavy says events such as this and the recent “Celebrate the City” free concert allow Outsiders Presents to “be involved in music in our hometown in any which way we can,” Peavy explained.
Peavy’s involvement with the local music scene began with the opening of his Dauphin Street Sound studio. Through his team’s involvement in local concert events such as TenSixtyFive, they discovered they enjoy putting on musical events and supporting the arts in general.
Peavy says Outsiders Presents are currently planning events no more than three months in advance. Considering this, locals can look forward to more musical extravaganzas from Outsiders Presents.